Professor Bernard Mulgrew

Emeritus Professor



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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Imaging, Data and Communications

Research Theme: 

  • Signal and Image Processing
Prof Bernard Mulgrew
Prof Bernard Mulgrew


Prof. Mulgrew received his B.Sc. degree in 1979 from Queen's University Belfast. After graduation, he worked for 4 years as a Development Engineer in the Radar Systems Department at Ferranti, Edinburgh.

From 1983-1986 he was a research associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.

He was appointed to lectureship in 1986, received his Ph.D. in 1987, promoted to senior lecturer in 1994 and became a reader in 1996.

The University of Edinburgh appointed him to a Personal Chair in October 1999 (Professor of Signals and Systems).

He currently holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Signal Processing.

His research interests are in adaptive signal processing and estimation theory and in their application to radar and audio systems.

Prof. Mulgrew is a co-author of three books on signal processing.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • 1987 Ph.D. University of Edinburgh
  • 1979 BSc Queen's University Belfast

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • 2012 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, FIEEE
  • 2007 Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, FREng
  • 2002 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, FRSE

Research Interests: 

Signal Processing

Signal processing and its application to radar and audio systems

Current Research Interests

  • Multi-channel radar signal processing
  • Compressive sensing radar & RF signal processing
  • Audio masking, time-frequency analysis and blind source separation
  • Distributed signal processing for distributed sensor networks
  • Adaptive waveform design for active sensing
  • Probability density estimation